OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations

OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations addresses two major issues: Poverty Reduction and Health Care Transformation with an Emphasis on Primary Care & Home and Community Care.

In the response, OASW made the following recommendations:
Invest $1 billion in social assistance in Budget 2017.
Reform the health care system to better utilize non-medical professionals to work within their scope of knowledge and skills.
Increase base funding by 2% for home and community care agencies.
Increase to 6% home care funding relative to the total health care budget.

For more details, please see PDF attached.